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Ty Campbell Bass Frontiers Staff Writer Grooves for Drums and Bass is an immense library of grooves from genres including rock, metal, R&B, Funk, Disco, Blues, Jazz, Afro-Cuban and quite a few others. This is a great addition to any library for bassists and drummers alike. Complete with fifty-one sections …

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Interview – Alberto Rigoni


Ty Campbell Bass Frontiers Staff Writer Great Interview with Alberto Rigoni! Where were you born and raised to where you got to where you are today? Well, I started playing bass after a friend mine introduced me to Dream Theater. I was really attracted by progressive rock music and virtuoso …

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Review: Doug Johns – Blomp!


Ty Campbell Bass Frontiers Staff Writer Doug Johns, definitely not one to disappoint with any of his releases, has remarkably done it yet again with his latest release of BLOMP! With a great cast of musicians, pockets full of grooves with everything from jazz, jazz funk, and even a taste …

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Review: Electro-Harmonix Steel Leather


Matt O’Donnell Managing Editor For bass players, having effects pedals falls under one of a few categories. The first is that you’re trying to keep up with the guitarist in your band. You may also be the bass player who doesn’t have the most extensive lick library in the world, …

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Review: Koplant No- Distants


Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Writer Iowa City, Iowa’s Koplant No (http://www.koplantno.com/live/) returns to these pages with their wholly impressive 3rd release of genre debilitating “ambient bump/groove-meets-straight-ahead” (at a Gotham loft dance party) Distants! The quartet consists of Joel Vanderheyden (saxophone), Brian Lewis Smith (trumpet), Drew Morton (basses/bass synth) and …

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Review: Victor Wooten – Words And Tones


Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Writer In light of the announced extended hiatus of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones the great Victor Wooten has released coinciding CD projects Sword And Stone and Words And Tones. After a deliciously presented spoken word “Listen and Be Silent” the great Claudette Sierra (vocals) …

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Review: Satellite Heart – Become The New


Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Writer Satellite heart is a hard-working indie rock band from Rock Island, IL and their music ranges from the quirky pop of “Excuses To Fall” to the drive and charge of “People You Know” on their 2nd release “Become The New” (Gentle Edward Records). Lead …

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Review: The Lee Boys – Testify


Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Writer Family band and “sacred steel ensemble” The Lee Boys have released their 3rd CD titled “Testify” (RED/Provident). To say that this Miami, Florida based sextet is America’s best example of the sacred steel tradition is an overwhelming understatement! Each song drips with the good …

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